Hawthorn Hawks, Alastair Clarkson, Sam Mitchell, mistreatment, saga, scandal, investigation, family, baby, trouble, Relentless, autobiography

Hawthorn coach Sam Mitchell has been dragged into the alleged Alastair Clarkson controversy, with claims he suffered “unsympathetic treatment” towards his young family. During the 2011 season, Mitchell’s family suffered health problems after wife Lyndall gave birth to twin girls. Mitchell’s mother-in-law was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in a testing time for the family. … Read more

Hawthorn Football Club, First Nations, player, treatment, allegations, Alastair Clarkson, Damien Hardwick, Chris Fagan, report, Hawks

Alastair Clarkson’s treatment has been labeled “incredibly disheartening” and a “bit distasteful” by fellow AFL coach Damien Hardwick amid growing support for the embattled ex-Hawks mentor. Clarkson is yet to give his version of events after damning allegations about his treatment of First Nations players at Hawthorn exploded in a club-endorsed report last month. The … Read more

Hawthorn Football Club, Hawks, racism, report, First Nations, Luke Hodge, Alastair Clarkson, Chris Fagan, coach, support, statement, investigation

Three-time Hawthorn premiership skipper Luke Hodge has thrown his support behind embattled coaches Alastair Clarkson and Chris Fagan during an “extremely challenging time” for the duo. Clarkson, Fagan and other former senior Hawthorn officials including Jason Burt and Andrew Newbold have been named in a damning report into the treatment of past First Nations players … Read more

North Melbourne Kangaroos, Alastair Clarkson, Hawthorn Football Club, racism, scandal, shocking claims, abortion, First Nations

The woman who instigated Alastair Clarkson’s arrival at North Melbourne has thrown her support behind the coach, despite damning allegations from his time at the Hawthorn Football Club. Kangaroos club president Dr Sonja Hood says she’s been in regular contact with a “fragile” Clarkson after shocking allegations of racism during his time as coach of … Read more

Hawthorn First Nations report: Chris Fagan releases statement after bombshell

Elements of the report into alleged discrimination at Hawthorn have been backed by an assistant coach. Find out the latest here. Lions coach Chris Fagan joined former Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in vehemently denying the bombshell allegations on Thursday. Fagan said he was “shocked and deeply distressed by the allegations reported in the media”. “I … Read more

Tony Jones fumes at ticket allocation, Geelong vs Sydney, how to get tickets

Channel 9 sports broadcaster Tony Jones has fumed at the AFL’s allocation of grand final tickets, arguing that fewer seats should be reserved for “corporate fat cats”. The Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans will face off at the MCG on Saturday afternoon, with kick-off scheduled for 2.30pm AEST. The iconic venue seats around 100,000 spectators, … Read more